RIP: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Dead At 46 After Battle With Cancer

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Aw, man. Today just got a little worse. Controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford lost his battle with cancer at the age of 46. He was a father of two.

Via the Toronto Star:

The married father of two young children died after 18 months of treatment for a rare and aggressive cancer first diagnosed in the midst of his 2014 bid to be re-elected mayor. Ford would have turned 47 on May 28.

Ford underwent surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital in May 2015, what was then considered his last chance to survive pleomorphic liposarcoma.

Though the surgery was hailed as a success, the discovery of two new tumors months later merited repeated rounds of chemotherapy that kept him away from the council chamber and his city hall office.

Rob Ford became an international sensation in 2013 when a video of the Toronto mayor allegedly smoking crack went viral. This was followed by a video with Ford dropping murder threats and other random miscellany contributing to his legend.

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Here are some of our favorite moments of Rob Ford gold:

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